Girls learn footballing skills at USW Festival

Girls' Football Festival, Sports Park. Chloe Lloyd, Wales international footballer;  Evie Harrison, nine, of Porth Junior School, ; Layla Kemp, 10, Ynyshir Primary.

Chloe Lloyd, Wales international footballer, who is studying for a Strength & Conditioning degree at USW;  Evie Harrison, nine, of Porth Junior School, who was named player of the day; Layla Kemp, 10, of Ynyshir Primary School, who won the award for the most committed player; and Tia Belcher, 12, of Porth County Community School, most improved player, at the presentation after the Festival. 


YOUNG footballers got the chance to show off their skills at a special event held at the University of South Wales (USW).

As part of Girls’ Football Week - which runs from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29 – USW hosted a Girls’ Football Festival at its Sport Park in Treforest.

Girls' Football Festival, Sport Park, April 2018Three primary schools, from where pupils go on to attend Porth County Community School, and some students from the school, took part in a number of football skills activities, which were led by sport students from USW.

The event was organised by Liz Bailey, who is a co-ordinator for First Campus, a partnership of the universities in South East Wales which aims to support and encourage young people to go on to study at college and university.

“The aim of the event is to raise the aspirations of the girls involved, and to give them the chance to try out their footballing skills in a specialist environment,” Liz said.

“It’s also good for us to highlight the facilities USW has to offer which enables primary, secondary and undergraduate students to all work together.” 

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